Old monasteries sit perched high on dramatic rock formations in the foothills of the Pindos Mountains of central Greece. Sophie and I hiked around.

This 12 year old of mine was a very different kind of traveler than the nine and ten year old who went with me to Guatemala and Alaska. Here I was with someone with opinions on everything. I was challenged all the way. We debated our way through Greece.

“That’s not a trail, Sophie.”

“Yes it is!”

“Sophie, I’ve been hiking for a million years, it’s not a trail, and it’s dangerous. We’re not going to slide our way down that muddy chute. No way.”

“You’re wrong Dad, let’s just try it out.”